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Saturday, March 07, 2009

Signs of vitamin deficiency

The mainstream medical pundits and mass media tell you that vitamins just are a waste of time and money. They want you to eat the standard American diet that is void of almost all nutrition and then they want to dose you up with costly drugs, create more side effects to get you on the symptomatic merry-go-round, but offer no cures. This following post is just an example of how easy it is to correct a usually common nutritional deficiency without cortisone cream.

And remember it is real nutrition that keeps your health in tact.

It really amazes me what people think they can get away with on the internet.

An example I found today asks you for $67 to get a download book of some undefined type about a condition called cheilitis.

Angular cheilitis (also called perl├Ęche, cheilosis or angular stomatitis) is an inflammatory lesion at the labial commissure, or corner of the mouth, and often occurs bilaterally. The condition manifests as deep cracks or splits. In severe cases, the splits can bleed when the mouth is opened and shallow ulcers or a crust may form.

Causes
Although the disease has an unknown etiology, the sores of angular cheilitis may become infected by the fungus Candida albicans (thrush), or other pathogens. Studies have linked the initial onset with nutritional deficiencies, namely riboflavin (vitamin B2)and iron deficiency anemia,which in turn may be evidence of poor diets or malnutrition (e.g. celiac disease). Zinc deficiency has also been associated with angular cheilitis.

Cheilosis may also be part of a group of symptoms (upper esophageal web, iron deficiency anemia, glossitis, and cheilosis) defining the condition called Plummer-Vinson syndrome (aka Paterson-Brown-Kelly syndrome).

Angular cheilitis occurs frequently in the elderly population who experience a loss of vertical dimension due to loss of teeth, thus allowing for over-closure of the mouth.

Less severe cases occur when it is quite cold (such as in the winter time), and is widely known as having chapped lips. This lesser form mostly happens to young children/teenagers. The child may lick their lips in an attempt to provide a temporary moment of relief, only serving to worsen the condition.

The best approach for this condition is improved nutrition, supplemented by B complex vitamins (found in our coming new product RK BioBlend), improved hydration, and the use of an organic lip balm to help moisturize the lips.

And this won't cost you $67.

Many Middle-aged And Older Americans Not Getting Adequate Nutrition

ScienceDaily (2009-03-07) -- As older adults tend to reduce their food intake as they age, there is concern that deficits in micronutrients lead to medical problems. Researchers examined how well different ethnic groups met the recommended daily allowances through food intake and supplement consumption. The study determined that many middle-aged and older Americans are not getting adequate nutrition. ... > read full article


Inadequate Fruit And Vegetable Consumption Found Among U.S. Children

ScienceDaily (2009-03-06) -- Children and adolescents aren't meeting guidelines for fruit and vegetable consumption, according to researcher. ... > read full article

2 comments:

Anne Vis said...

Interesting post!
Another reason for angular cheilitis may be an ill fitting denture.

Angular Cheilitis Symptoms said...

vitamins are very important to our body specially when we are getting older.